Sunday, May 6, 2007

Metrosexual Monster

Today's reference is a giggle. Barbara Ellen, opinion writer in The Nation, considers the metrosexual man a monster made by women.

"Women just wanted a new breed of guy, so we made him up in our heads," she writes, putting him together, a bit like a psychosexual Mr. Potato Head."

(Mr. Potato Head analogous to our favorite monster -- now there's an interesting spin-off...)

"Could it be that post-feminism has created its own Frankenstein's monster?" Ellen comes right out and says. She uses the metaphor not just for its monstrosity but for its ability to stand up and walk right on out the door without its maker, becoming what it wants to be.

"Be careful what you wish for," she concludes. It might just become your boyfriend.

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